Use of Piles in Slope Stabilization

The primary goal of this research is to provide the Agency with design guidance for reinforcing unstable slopes with steel H-Piles and to gap design software omissions. The primary design tool used by the Agency doesn't consider every aspect of failure in the piles and doesn't account for soil stiffness. A second goal of the research is to evaluate the suitability of using the Borehole Shear Test (BST) apparatus as an aid in establishing soil parameters for analysis. The BST is a test that is performed in the field which determines effective shear strength parameters of the in-situ soil. Due to the high expense and length of time required for laboratory testing, this device could be of significant benefit in slide mitigation activity. A site in Cornwall, VT has been identified to conduct a field investigation and testing program.

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    • English

    Project

    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $80000.00
    • Contract Numbers:

      SPR 719

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Vermont Agency of Transportation

      Materials and Research Section
      1 National Life Drive, Drawer 33
      Montpelier, VT  United States  05633
    • Project Managers:

      Benda, Chris

    • Performing Organizations:

      Vermont Agency of Transportation

      Materials and Research Section
      1 National Life Drive, Drawer 33
      Montpelier, VT  United States  05633
    • Principal Investigators:

      Benda, Chris

    • Start Date: 20110000
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20120000
    • Source Data: RiP Project 27954

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01463755
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Vermont Agency of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: SPR 719
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:29PM